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Horticulture Now News – September 2017
September 19, 2017

Employing people with disabilities in agriculture It’s Disability Action Week which is the perfect time to consider support available for employing people…

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Biosecurity key election issue for horticulture
September 19, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO Biosecurity is undoubtedly the key issue for Queensland horticulture heading into the state election. We once again…

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Craig finds seeds of hope in horticulture
September 12, 2017

When the bakery Craig Olm worked at for 14 years as a machine operator went bankrupt, he found himself stuck getting…

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Employing people with disabilities in agriculture
September 12, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO Disability Action Week 2017, which goes from 10 to 16 September, is an opportunity to consider the…

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First stage of fire ant treatment under new eradication plan
September 11, 2017

The National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program has been approved to deliver a 10-year eradication plan to eradicate fire ants from…

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The Sweetest Job Program is seeking business to help give locals the experience they need
September 11, 2017

The Sweetest Job Program aims to assist Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay locals to get skilled and work ready for jobs…

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Horticulture growers to benefit from water and energy efficiency funding
September 5, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO Horticulture growers in the Granite Belt and eastern Darling Downs region will benefit from on-farm support and…

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Workplace Essentials workshops help farms reduce risks and increase efficiency
August 30, 2017

By Growcom CEO, Pat Hannan Growcom is partnering with Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) and the Queensland Government to facilitate the delivery…

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Fair farms goes national
August 22, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO This week Growcom kicks off the first in its series of free workshops under the Fair Farms…

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Horticulture Now News – 15 August 2017
August 15, 2017

Farmers start to feel the heat from solar Farmers are feeling heat from Queensland’s rapid solar expansion. Growcom CEO Pat Hannan talks…

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Exploitation of seasonal workers completely unacceptable
August 7, 2017

Peak horticulture organisation, Growcom, is deeply disappointed by reports that rogue operators have exploited farm workers under the Seasonal Worker Programme….

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Free workshops to assist growers with Hort Code Compliance
August 7, 2017

The ACCC has emphasised the need for growers and traders to ensure they are compliant with the revised Horticulture Code otherwise…

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